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Needs remain acute in South Sudan, where recent fighting has exacerbated a situation that was already very precarious for thousands of people. The Red Cross continues to expand their humanitarian activities in order to bring help to those who need it most.
The Irish Red Cross announced today that it will send €25,000 to help feed people in Ethiopia and in Kenya who are facing hunger and a potential famine.
The decision to send the money comes in the wake of an international appeal launched earlier this month for €73 million by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to deal with an exceptional humanitarian crisis across Ethiopia, Kenya and other countries forming the Horn of Africa.
The crisis arises as a result of a …
New figures from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies show an eight-fold increase in floods in Africa in the last three years.
More than one and a half million people across Africa are facing hunger, hardship and homelessness as a result of catastrophic flooding that is sweeping across the continent, according to the Red Cross which is appealing for funds to deal with the latest crisis.
More than a million people across Africa are facing hunger, hardship and homelessness as a result of catastrophic flooding that is sweeping across the continent, according to the Red Cross which is appealing for funds to deal with the crisis.
Emergency funds have already been provided by the Irish Red Cross to help pay for disease prevention and hygiene promotion efforts as the risk of disease is growing due to large quantities of dirty water in areas where people and livestock are struggling to survive..
David Andrews, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross outlined the three priorities.